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613 tc 6. Farewell to Manzanar Memoir by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston

613 tc 6. In the foreword to Farewell to Manzanar, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston says, "It has taken me 25 years to reach the point where I could talk openly about Manzanar." Why do you think it took so long for her to be able to talk about her experience?

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The relocation of Japanese Americans in response to the attack of Pearl Harbor was a horrific event. As with any experience like this (think about the relocation and murder of the Jews by the Germans), people have different ways of dealing with it. Some people feel the need to talk about, others write, others keep it bottled up inside. What would you do?